1978 Pacific Tigers football team

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1978 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1978 record 4–8 (3–2 PCAA)
Head coach Chester Caddas (7th season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State + 4 1 0     7 5 0
Utah State + 3 1 0     7 4 0
Pacific (CA) 3 2 0     4 8 0
Cal State Fullerton 2 2 0     5 7 0
Long Beach State 1 4 0     5 6 0
Fresno State 1 4 0     3 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific (UOP) in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by head coach Chester Caddas, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. They finished the season with a record of four wins and eight losses (4–8, 3–2 PCAA). The Tigers were outscored by their opponents 222–306 over the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 9 at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 7–42  
September 16 UC Davis* Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California L 14–31  
September 23 at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California L 6–24  
September 30 Long Beach State[note 3] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 14–0   8,932[1]
October 7 Cal State Fullerton Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 35–17   8,464[2]
October 14 at Fresno State[note 4] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California W 27–7   8,279[3]
October 21 at San Diego State* San Diego StadiumSan Diego, California L 28–31   37,219[4]
October 28 at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHalawa, HI W 27–17   36,867[5]
November 4 at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, Utah L 14–40  
November 11 San Jose Statedagger Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 31–33  
November 18 at New Mexico* University StadiumAlbuquerque, New Mexico L 6–44  
November 25 Colorado State* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 13–20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No UOP players were selected in the 1979 NFL Draft.[8][9][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.
  4. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 49er Football; 1979 Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1979. 
  2. ^ Pete Donovan (October 8, 1978). "Same Sad Song for Titans, 35-17". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-20. Retrieved February 7, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mike Granberry (October 22, 1978). "Aztecs, Buoyed by Pass Defense, Hold Back Pacific". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  6. ^ "1978 Pacific Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ "1978 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  8. ^ "1979 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.